Peacock Patchwork // Works in Progress

I made it home from Quilt Market and have spent a lot of hours playing with the kids, cleaning up my house, hosting a going away party for friends (I seem to do a lot of that–people, stop moving away!), running, and avoiding my suitcases. Two days later, and I haven’t cleaned a single thing out. I still have a Little Apples tattoo on my hand which doesn’t seem to want to come off. I brought one back for my son, and I think he has peeked into my suitcase at least 7 times looking for it. I’ll tackle the suitcase tomorrow, I think.

I did have some free time today and I chose to work on a quilt I have been neglecting for a few months.  In February I participated in a charity auction for my friend, Jenny Reeder, and our mutual friend Janiece had the winning bid. It has been a few months, and she has been really nice about it (she even sent me some great fabric to include). I’m making a simple patchwork quilt, using Kona khaki (I think), Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain, a bit of Midwest Modern and Heather Bailey Freshcut, with some of Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow and a few random dots. We’ll see how quickly I can send this to Janiece, right in time for summer. :)

Question: What is a good lap-size quilt? I want to make something big enough that it is useful, but something small enough that I can quilt it myself without going crazy…

Linked up to QuiltStory and WIP Wednesday

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4 Comments

  1. Posted May 19, 2011 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Lovely fabric choices for the quilt!

  2. Posted May 19, 2011 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    We make a lot of lap quilts for the quilt ministry, and our go-to size is 60 x 60 – large enough to cuddle up under on the sofa, but still small enough to machine quilt on a domestic machine without too much trouble. Hope that helps!

  3. Posted May 19, 2011 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    I usually do 60-ish by 70-ish…or even 55 x 65 if that seems to large to manage quilting yourself. Just enough to cover up!!

  4. Posted May 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Very nice colors and fabric up there! That will be really pretty. As far as size, I like 60 x 70 or so. I’m always freezing, so I like a quilt I can really wrap up in. : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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